Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel dished out some harsh reality to GOP members of Congress who have done little to help President Donald Trump to accomplish has campaign promise of building a U.S.-Mexico border wall: get to work or you won’t get reelected in 2018.
During a Wednesday appearance on Laura Ingraham’s nationally syndicated radio show, McDaniel was asked how the RNC is helping the Trump administration to get its agenda through Congress.
“Well, I think part of it is communicating to our lawmakers what we are seeing on the ground,” she replied. “And I’m from Michigan. I was part of the Trump movement as a Michigan chair, and I know that our voters are going to hold us accountable in 2018 if we do not keep the campaign promises we made.”
McDaniel went on to acknowledge that campaign promises can be difficult to uphold thanks to the unique problems posed by Capitol Hill, not the least of which is a Democratic Party that is fixated on denying the Trump administration any victories on the border security front.
“When you get to Washington, sometimes you forget what was said outside and it’s important that we bring that back to Washington and let them hear what the voters expect of this government and of the president,” she said, adding that members of Congress would “lose the trust of our base if we don’t keep our promises.”
After former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was selected as the new White House Chief of Staff, President-elect Trump promoted McDaniel to the top spot in December and she was elected the following month, making her only the second woman to hold the top GOP post.